Vol 55(2021) N 4 p. 580-588; DOI 10.1134/S0026893321030031
M. Alper1*, T. Aydemir2, F. Köçkar3
USF1 Suppresses Expression of Fibrillar Type I, II, and III Collagen and pNP Adamts-3 in Osteosarcoma Cells1Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey
2Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science and Literature, Balikesir University, Balikesir, Turkey
Received - 2020-06-30; Revised - 2020-09-13; Accepted - 2020-09-13
Collagens are the main components of human tissues. Various regulatory factors and cytokines may influence expression levels for collagen-encoding genes, and, therefore, contrubite to some collagen-associated pathologies. In this study, we demonstrate regulatory effects of USF1 on expression of genes encoding fibrillar collagen types I, II, and III in osteoblastic Saos-2 and MG-63 cells. An ectopic expression of the human USF1 led to a decrease in both mRNA and protein expression levels of the collagen-encoding genes mentioned above. ADAMTS-3 is a proteinase primarily responsible for the amino-terminal cleavage of type I and type II collagen precursors. The ADAMTS-3 promoter region contains potential binding sites for USF1. Here we show that an overexpression of USF1 lead to a decrease in ADAMTS-3 mRNA and protein expression levels. In co-transfection studies, USF1 negatively regulated ADAMTS-3 promoter activity. Further, in EMSA studies, we showed that USF1 binds to the ADAMTS-3 promoter region. In conclusion, it seems that ADAMTS-3 and USF1 contribute to the regulation of collagen encoding genes in osteosarcoma.
ADAMTS-3, collagen, USF1, osteosarcoma, transcriptional regulation